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What is FactoryWare MMS?

FactoryWare MMS stands for Machine Management System and belongs to the FactoryWare software family of Eckelmann AG.

The Machine Management System (MMS) is a technology and manufacturer independent platform for machine networking. This enables you to immediately turn your set of individual machines into a digital machine park with low integration effort.

Eckelmann AG has over 40 years of experience in connecting machines and creates transparency in your production. Strong partnerships with associations such as IBN 4.0, we are already creating industry 4.0 standards today.

What is FactoryWare MMS?

FactoryWare MMS stands for Machine Management System and belongs to the FactoryWare software family of Eckelmann AG.

The Machine Management System (MMS) is a technology and manufacturer independent platform for machine networking. This enables you to immediately turn your set of individual machines into a digital machine park with low integration effort.

Eckelmann AG has over 40 years of experience in connecting machines and creates transparency in your production. Strong partnerships with associations such as IBN 4.0, we are already creating industry 4.0 standards today.

What features does FactoryWare MMS offer?

Standard (now available)

Data View

Your Benefit
   Monitoring of the entire machine park at a glance
   Quick identification of potential for improvement

Functionality
   Monitoring of all machines of the machine park
   Monitoring of the status of the machines (in progress, waiting, error, offline, …)
   Monitoring of the current orders on the machine
   Visualization of the utilization of the machine
   Monitoring of the remaining processing time

Identity Management

Your Benefit
   Display of the right information for the different user groups
   Protection of confidential information

Functionality
   Configurable allocation of roles and rights for individual users

Companion App

Your Benefit
   Mobile use of FactoryWare MMS even outside of the factory
   Alarms& events are available everywhere

Functionality
   Transfer of functions like “Data View” and “Alarm & Events” to mobile devices

Alarms & Events

Your Benefit
   Increases the utilization of your machine park
   Fast intervention in case of machines shutdown

Functionality
  Enables immediate reaction in case of unpredicted machine shutdowns
   Link to the Companion App for location-independent notifications
   Individual notification functions (e.g. e-mail)

Connectors

Your Benefit
   Manufacturer and technology-independent interconnection of existing machines
   Simple intercation with existing ERP, MES and CAD/CAM systems

Functionality
   Connectors serve as an interface between FactoryWare MMS, your machine and ERP, MES and CAD/CAM systems

Option CAD/CAM

Your Benefit
   All-in-one solution. One software for the complete manufacturing process

Functionality
   Import of DXF/DWG into FactoryWare MMS
   Creation of nesting plans in FactoryWare MMS
   And much more

Option Cutting

Your Benefit
   Transparent overview of orders that are processed by the machines.

Functionality
   Display of orders in FactoryWare MMS via a program and order interface
   And much more

Premium (in 2021)

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Professional (in 2021)

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Who is FactoryWare MMS desgined for?

Order planning

The MMS offers the possibility to create orders based on materials and processing programs.
Once created, the job can be assigned to a machine simply by drag & drop. The tracking and archiving of all relevant data is then carried out automatically.

Machine Operator

Orders created and assigned in order planning are loaded directly on the machine and thus at the machine operator.

Sales

Reliable data from the MMS enables an exact calculation of offers.
Well-calculated offers increase competitiveness and thus the company’s success in the long term.

Management

Knowing fast what happens in the production is the key to success.
Cyclical reports show potential for improvement and form the basis for strategic management decisions.

How is FactoryWare MMS installed?

Are there any questions left?

The Standard Edition will be available soon. The Premium and Professional Editions will be added during 2021.

To integrate a machine into FactoryWare MMS, the MMS.DataService will is needed.

Eckelmann provides the MMS.DataService with its own controller and E ° CUT HMI. Additional MMS.DataService will follow later from the machine manufacturers themselves or will be developed by us (Eckelmann or partners).

The plugin interface is documented and is provided by us for development. We will also make the MMS.DataService available as open source in order to simplify and promote development by third parties.

Yes, FactoryWare MMS is designed to be integrated into existing systems (if they have open interfaces). FactoryWare MMS represents a kind of “middleware”.

Once all machines are connected, FactoryWare MMS no longer needs to be installed. The user interface can be opened in any standard Internet browser and is thus available on PCs, tablets and smartphones. The progressive web app is designed to run tablets, smartphones or mobile devices regardless of individual operating systems such as IOS or Android.

Along with the encrypted connection your data belongs exclusively to you.

Initially, FactoryWare MMS is available in English only. German and other language versions are planned for the future.

How much does FactoryWare MMS cost?

Choose from three different software editions to get the functionality you need. The Standard Edition will be available immediately, while Premium and Professional will be released in 2021.

Who developed FactoryWare MMS?

JARON SPRUTE

Senior Software Developer

LISA SIEBURGER

Junior Software Developer

DOMINIK ARENDT

Development Engineer

ARNE MÜLLER

Working Student

Are you interested in learning more?

If you would like more information or personal consultancy on FactoryWare MMS please contact us using the contact form or call us.

Contact

Are you interested in the Machine Management System from FactoryWare? Just give us a call or write an e-mail. We will be happy to advise you or send you information without obligation.